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UltraViolet Members Just Defeated Trumpcare. Again.

UltraViolet Members Just Defeated Trumpcare. Again.

UltraViolet Members Just Defeated Trumpcare. Again.

On September 26, Senate Republican leaders conceded defeat on the "Graham-Cassidy" bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act! Because of your pressure, every single Senate Democrat and enough Republicans refused to vote to take away our care.

This is thanks to unbelievably hardworking UltraViolet members who once again showed up to protect health care for millions--and have worked tirelessly since immediately after Election Day. UltraViolet members signed petitions; tweeted; made calls; shared graphics; showed up at local Senate offices for sit-ins, vigils, and speakouts; wrote letters to the editor; and more. For the time being, the Affordable Care Act remains the law of the land.

Let's take a moment to recognize the scale of these efforts:

 

  • • As soon as Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) announced on September 15th that he and his allies were moving forward with repeal legislation, UltraViolet members sprang into action. Senate office phones started ringing off the hook just hours later!
  • • UltraViolet members tweeted at over a dozen different target senators we know watch their Twitter feeds and replies.
  • • In mid-September, UltraViolet members barnstormed 17 key target Senate offices in their states, dropping off flyers noting the devastation Trumpcare would wreak upon our health care.
  • • Meanwhile, in our nation's capital, we co-sponsored a rally to stop Trumpcare with key allies like MoveOn.org, Center for American Progress Action, and Vote Vets, featuring Senate champions like Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA).
  • • We flew plane banners over downtown Anchorage and Portland demanding Senators Murkowski (R-AK) and Collins (R-ME) not back down and vote no. After Sen. McCain (R-AZ) announced a no vote, we quickly changed the same banner to a thank you--and flew it over the Arizona Cardinals' Monday Night Football home game. Our banners garnered national news attention from outlets like CBS and the Associated Press, as well as local, influential outlets to which lawmakers pay extra attention, like the Portland Press Herald and Alaska Public Media.

  • • In downtown Anchorage, we shined an evening light projection on the Dena'ina Civic and Convention CenterTonight, a thank you projection addressed to Sen. Collins will shine on City Hall in Portland, ME.

  • • The day before the Senate's scheduled vote, UltraViolet members joined a rally in our nation's capital to save our health care and worked together with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Protect Our Care, and other key allies.
  • • Nationwide the same day, UltraViolet members led events in Alaska, Arizona, and Maine, urging senators to stick to their positions from July and vote no on Trumpcare. In Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia, we showed up to demand that undecided senators vote against taking health insurance away from their constituents.

This is an INCREDIBLE victory for millions across our country, and proof that women-led resistance can change minds. We don't know what's next for the Affordable Care Act, but we do know that if President Trump and the Republicans try to repeal it again, UltraViolet members can be counted on to save it.

Want to see what we did to save the Affordable Care Act earlier this year? Check out our impact pages from July 2017 and March 2017

UltraViolet Members Just Defeated Trumpcare. Again.